Sarah :: Class of 2017

Senior sessions are all about the senior. If you have never rode a horse in your life, for heaven’s sake, let’s not acquire a pony for your shots.


What do YOU like to do? Where do YOU hang out? What is it that makes YOU tick?

Then let’s do that.

When Sarah brought up the idea of ice time, I immediately spaced out and my head went here. Like you were thinking of something different? I mean-the suggestion was tossed out in the middle of a sweltering humid July heat wave and just the glimpse of being encased in an ice building for even a few minutes sounded like a delicious way to being our session together. That and Sarah has been skating for over 10 years; hockey is a very large part of her {and her family’s!} life…so, really, it just made all the sense.

From the ice to the greenery outside, she smiled and laughed and talked about her future. And it was awesome. Just like her.

Henry, Adeline and baby makes three

I woke up with one of those moods that was so ready for fall. I know you know that I know that you know what I’m talking about. Yeah, you.

That crisp, cool fall air. The beautiful turning leaves. The closing of the garden. The need to bake something bubbling and overflowing with apples. Saying goodbye to friends and wishing them well until spring.

Oh, that last one is only for Minnesotans?


While I’m over hear awaiting all things fall, I’m also grasping onto anything summer. Golden sunshine, late nights, bright vegetables, open windows…sigh. Life is pretty good. One of the things I love the most about summer, though, is photographing families in love in the great outdoors. Kids are more natural when then can take mini breaks to run and play and even mom and dad are more at ease. Plus, I mean, it’s summer! What’s not to love about it!?

Espeically when you take two sweet little tots, one very beautifully pregnant momma and a doting daddy and stick them right in the midst of that mid-summers afternoon dreamy, dreamy sunlight. Family sessions {with baby bump!} are so much fun…

Ella Lynn :: 6 months

How was your weekend?

Did you bask in a little of that sunshine? Were you able to sleep in? Consume nearly-ridiculous amounts of coffee?

I had a beautiful past three days and I am currently experiencing a little case of the Mondays. Why do weekends go so quickly-especially ones as fun as this one? I photographed my last wedding of 2016 on Saturday and did it go out with a bang! Not only were the Castle Rock Gardens the perfect backdrop for this lovely event, but I gave the night two giant thumbs up when we finished our dance coverage with a flash mob! It was crazy amazing and so much fun!! Sundays events included setting up and executing a poolside baby shower with two other ladies in honor of our good friends and their soon-to-be Little Miss. What a blast to enjoy 80 degree weather {in September, on a weekend, in Minnesota…say whhaaattt?!} with a bunch of really fun friends and family, two giant boxes of doughnuts and an 8 foot inflatable unicorn.

It was awesome.

Perhaps that makes Mondays just that much better when I person gets to have such a great time over the weekend?

I’ll just keep repeating that to myself.

Anywho, this day that shall not be named is a bit easier when I see that it’s time to share images from this little beauty’s 6-month session! Goodness; isn’t she just a doll! So happy, so smiley, so squishy and lovey. And those outfits!? Those legs!! Awwww…darling images of other people’s kids is the best way to start any slow day.

Matthew & Laura :: 10 years

It only took a moment to decide to love you,
wildly with my whole heart & the thing that amazes me again & again is that it really is
as simple as that.
-Brian Andreas

Cassidy & Josh :: Engaged…part deux

How are you liking ‘love week’ on the blog? So fun, right?

As promised, here’s the messy awesomely colorful second part of Cassidy and Josh’s engagement session.

They said paint fight…I said heck yes!!! And when a paint fight takes place near a lake…good things are bound to happen…